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Ravens sweep away history

A sweep ended the streak. Led by Esther Hughes’ four kills, HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team defeated Midland this past Saturday to end a losing streak that dated back to October … more

Hillcrest volleyballers achieve magical victory

One win among a day filled with multiple matches in a high school volleyball tournament on a Saturday may not mean much. But it did this past Saturday for the HIllcrest Academy volleyball … more

Ravens nearly pull off an upset

Hillcrest Academy’s volleyball team played Lone Tree in its home opener on September 3, and nearly pulled off its first victory of the season. The Ravens won the first two sets before Lone … more

Right on Time

Leah Bontrager cut through the sea of red. Hillcrest Academy hosted the Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet in perfect conditions on the first day of September. Clouds helped cool the … more

Athlete of the Week

Leah Bontrager is this weeks Athlete of the Week! She is a junior at Hillcrest Academy. Bontrager finished eighth in Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet on Sept. 1 Time: 22:54.37 Top … more

Lions top Ravens in dramatic marathon

The night began with HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team winning its first set of the year. Then, the Ravens won a second. Grace Miller, a junior, hugged teammates on her way toward the … more

Hillcrest Early Bird

High school runners from multiple schools came to Kalona on the first of September for the first big meet of the cross country season. Click through the photos to take a look at the girls varsity … more

Ravens swept in tourney at Fairfield

Hillcrest Academy was swept in three matches in its season-opening tournament in Fairfield on August 27. The Ravens lost 21-18, 21-10 to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 21-15, 21-8 to Albia, and … more

Kurtz happily returns home with Ravens

The relationship between Taylor Kurtz and Dwight Gingerich goes back more than a decade. Back then, Taylor was a kid in Kalona playing basketball with Dwight’s daughter. They have stayed … more

Football teams open camp

As the winds continued to howl following Monday’s severe storm outbreak, Mid-Prairie’s football players took to their practice field for the first workout of the preseason. Weather or … more

Football 2020 is all about the mask

Mid-Prairie head football coach Pete Cavanagh and his assistants added a new piece to their coaching attire last week. The mask. You could say football season arrived last week with … more

Ravens on target in rebuilding

The moment was so sweet for Mia Graber, a senior softball player at Hillcrest Academy. In her final at-bat of her final inning in her high school career, Graber saw a pitch from Highland’s … more

Ravens get hot late in summer

The shortened summer season really began on June 26 for Hillcrest Academy’s baseball squad. That night, junior shortstop Eli Ours had two hits and drove in two runs. Senior outfielder Kobe … more

Ravens finish week on a winning note

The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at sixth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North … more

Athlete of the Week

Eli Ours struck out six batters in a complete game shutout on June 23. In three games, he had five hits, three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Congratulations to Eli Ours! more

Back in Action

After months without high school sports, area teams took to the baseball and softball diamonds Monday night for the opening of the summer sports season. Teams only had two weeks of practice before … more

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at … more

PLAY BALL! High school baseball, softball resume

Schools across the state have the green light to move ahead with summer sports. Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds cleared the way for schools to have summer activities, including baseball and softball, … more

Spring sports could get partial seasons

If classes resume on May 1, state tournaments for spring sports would be held in June. The organizations overseeing high school sports in Iowa released tentative schedules for resuming spring … more

Hillcrest’s season ends with 47-36 loss in districts to Highland

Hillcrest Academy played hard Feb. 20 against Highland, but a 7-0 Huskie run in the second quarter proved the difference in the 47-36 game as Highland advanced in the district playoffs and the … more
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